More on AJ Lee Joining Revival of Women of Wrestling
As noted before, Women of Wrestling announced this past Wednesday that they will be resuming operations and have recently signed a television deal with ViacomCBS to air new weekly episodes starting in September of 2022. Among those joining the promotion’s revival includes former WWE wrestler AJ Lee, real name AJ Mendez.
Fightful Select reported that WOW officials and Mendez had held a meeting this past August over WOW’s interest in signing her to a high level backstage management role in the company. It was also reported that at least one promoter spoken to stated that they are currently interested in booking Mendez if she is open to the idea of working in an on-screen role in wrestling, which was confirmed as part of WOW’s announcement of her being a color commentator for their shows.
Mendez recently reflected on Instagram about her return to wrestling.
It’s possible when I got the call from the president of the Lakers, I thought I was being drafted to the Lakers. Which was confusing, given my height. But then I learned all about WOW, @wow_davidmclane, and their mission to create female superheroes in a family friendly show, and I was psyched to bridge my two worlds of wrestling and storytelling to help the next generation feel represented on screen. You’ll see me on camera too as a color commentator! Which, given my penchant for running my mouth, seems fitting.
Full Card for Saturday’s Episode of NJPW Strong
New Japan Pro Wrestling recently announced the full card for this Saturday’s Autumn Attack Night 1 themed episode of NJPW Strong, which airs on New Japan World starting at 8PM EST.
- Fred Rosser vs. Minoru Suzuki
- NJPW Strong Openweight Championship – Ren Narita vs. “Filthy” Tom Lawlor (c)
- Robbie Eagles vs. Jay White
MLW News & Notes
During Thursday’s MLW Fightland 2021 special on Vice TV, Major League Wrestling announced that NJPW talent Will Ospreay will be making his official debut for the company this Fall.
MLW owner Court Bauer held a media call this past Wednesday to discuss a variety of MLW related topics. Some of the notable highlights included:
- In regards to talks with former WWE talent Braun Strowman, Bauer stated “we did talk with Braun Strowman for a little bit. We didn’t come to terms with him on a deal.”
- In regards to talks with former WWE talent Bo Dallas, Bauer stated “we had conversations with Bray’s brother [Bo Dallas]. Right now, he seems more interested in his farming. I understand having to recharge for another run. He seems more interested in his farming. I don’t knock him for it.”
- Bauer stated that MLW currently has a residency at the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that lasts through 2022.
- Bauer confirmed that MLW did held talks with WWE earlier this year in regards to a potential partnership deal. Bauer stated that the reason the talks were dropped was due to MLW feeling it could have hurt their creative plans for the company.
- Bauer stated that MLW is currently working on plans to hold events in the U.S. West Coast next year. MLW also currently has tentative plans to hold an event showcasing the company’s Latin American talent this December.
- Bauer stated that MLW talent Alexander Hammerstone suffered a sprained ankle injury during the tapings of their Fightland 2021 event this past Saturday.
- Bauer also stated that MLW is currently working on potential plans to launch an associated women’s only Major League Women promotion in the future.